When Rhinos discuss Magic, We realize pretty quickly that We’d have to believe We understand what’s wrong with the way things are. Yes, We might like a new egg-beater, or less creaky joints, or glitter on our cereal, but these are delights without much staying power.
We contemplate the “Three Wishes Formula”, but can’t come up with anything genuinely satisfying. The TWF is a system with some serious shortcomings; too many ifs, ands, and buts. It doesn’t seem quite fair.
Happily, it isn’t an issue on a frequent basis.
However matters may work for our Readers, for Rhinos 98% of our conversational time is spent with ourselves, each pondering what is what, given the mental resources available.
Rhino ideas and concepts and beliefs are expressed and experienced via our ears or our noses, or both. However incomprehensible that may seem, it works for Us. Then We juggle those ideas and come up with a thought, sometimes.
All those “voices” in our heads, or wherever, each making a contribution. But that is the party line We listen to almost all the time. No point in asking if We like it; We live with it.
“Nincompoop” came into usage about 1680, meaning one of defective reasoning. It may be related to the Latin phrase ‘non compos mentis’.
In common use among Rhinos, there is an added element to the meaning, namely, the Nincompoop has to be unaware of obvious limitations, indeed most often is complacent and sure of superiority.
It’s ironic really, but not particularly endearing.
Rhinos need lots of veggies, but also the right ones. We are self-medicating by Nature, so We pay attention. A little of this, balanced with a bunch of that.
Most Rhino medication is taken on the Perpetual Plan, with an eye to upcoming possibilities, which could show up any time.
All herbal, except for occasional minerals (when We run into them).
Just because Rhinos are worldly, does not mean We know Everything. Occasionally We will run into a plant We do not recognize.
Our Policy is to nibble a tiny corner and discover what the newcomer has to offer.
Our other Policy is to gobble it whole, figuring that Nature wouldn’t make it tempting if Rhinos were meant to pass it up.
only stand and wait,” a quote from a sonnet by Mr. John Milton, d.1674.
Rhinos know quite a bit about Patience. We have learnt it during the last 50 million years and the myriad adventures experienced in that time.
RhinoResearch says the indications are that Nature thrives in the face of Chaos. Things are never just one way; they usually go in both directions, wherever they are headed. Coming and Going, as well as Side-stepping. Then you have your Ups and Downs.
It’s sort of stimulating, knowing We know not much.